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Children with a disability

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Finding out your child has a disability can happen at birth, after an illness or accident or you may find out something is wrong as your child develops. You may feel grief at the loss of dreams for your child’s future and worry about their quality of life.

There are big changes for parents and families to make that can cause stress and put pressure on relationships. It will help you and your child if you seek support early from professionals, family and friends or other parents in the same situation.

More information 

Parenting SA A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. (South Australia)

Raising Children Network  Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government. 


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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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